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Sunday, October 11 – 7pm
an online talk by Margaret Randall
My Life in 100 Objects

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Margaret Randall, whose memoir  I Never Left Home: Poet, Feminist, Revolutionary was brought out this past March by Duke University Press, will focus for this talk on the just-released book My Life in 100 Objects (New Village Press), in which she takes an anecdotal excursion through items, places and art that serve, each in its own way, as signposts along her journey as poet, essayist, translator, photographer and committed agent of social and political change — from her youth in Scarsdale, New York through Mexico, Cuba, Nicaragua, Viet Nam and many other countries in six decades.

She has published many dozens of books of original work and translations between her first book of poetry in 1959 and the present day, and co-founded El Corno Emplumado, a bilingual journal that published over 700 writers from 35 countries between 1962 and 1969. Her many books include such influential, landmark works as Cuban Women Now (1974), Sandino’s Daughters (1994) and When I Look into the Mirror and See You: Women, Terror and Resistance (2003), as well as Time’s Language:  Selected Poems, 1959-2018 (2018), and the forthcoming Starfish on a Beach: The Pandemic Poems (2020).

Ms. Randall will join us online from her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in a talk and conversation with Garrett Caples of City Lights Books.

My Life in 100 Objects, as well as several other of her books, can be purchased from Bird & Beckett. Email us at [email protected] and we’ll contact you for shipping information and payment.


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